STUDENT LEARNING EXPECTATIONS

GRADES Pre-K - 4
1. Active Catholics who:

  • pray

  • learn about God, our Church, the Bible, Mary and the saints

  • participate in Mass and worship activities

  • show kindness to others

  • ask for and give forgiveness

  • make good choices


2. Lifelong Learners who:

  • read for learning as well as for pleasure

  • actively participate in our own learning

  • follow directions and complete work on time

  • experience, appreciate and learn about the fine arts and literature

  • use and apply technology


3. Effective Communicators who:

  • speak and write clearly and correctly

  • listen carefully

  • present in front of a group

  • share with others


4. Responsible Global Citizens who:

  • learn about the world

  • learn about our country

  • resolve conflicts peacefully

  • take responsibility for choices

  • care about people everywhere

  • take care of ourselves, others and all of God’s creation


5. Careful Thinkers who:

  • review and improve their work

  • use information to make good choices

  • persevere in efforts to solve problems




GRADES 5 - 8
1. Active Faith-filled Catholics who:

  • pray

  • demonstrate an understanding of the Church’s teachings, scripture, the Saints and Mary

  • participate actively in the Mass

  • demonstrate compassion to all

  • ask for and offer forgiveness

  • practice ethical and moral decision-making


2. Lifelong Learners who:

  • read for learning as well as for pleasure

  • plan, meet goals, and set timelines in the quest for knowledge

  • apply research skills and use appropriate resources

  • experience and appreciate the fine arts and literature

  • use technology for learning, communication, and enjoyment


3. Effective Communicators who:

  • speak publicly with confidence and poise

  • demonstrate strong listening skills

  • compose and express opinions and ideas clearly and effectively

  • work cooperatively with others


4. Globally Aware and Responsible Citizens who:

  • appreciate and understand similarities and differences among cultures

  • resolve conflicts peacefully

  • take responsibility for choices

  • are knowledgeable of and actively participate in the democratic process

  • seek to understand current events and their impact

  • take care of ourselves, others and all of God’s creation


5. Independent Critical Thinkers who:

  • assess our own strengths and areas for improvement

  • think analytically and synthesize information to form conclusions

  • understand the relationship between cause and effect

  • distinguish between fact and opinion to support a position

  • persevere in efforts to solve problems

SAINT JOACHIM SCHOOL